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OCPJP qualifications

 
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I want to ask the experienced professionals here what they think of the exam. Do you think that the exam covers all the things you might need to know on the job? If not, about how much % of real world material does the exam cover (0% means none and 100% means everything that you would typically see on the job)?
 
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I completed OCPJP back in 2013 and I am working in industry in java and related technology since 2011. I must tell from experience that OCPJP does not give any extra credibility to your profile but if you take it seriously it will tremendously help you to build your foundation.

In real world you are most likely to use some framework like Spring in your actual project, but having knowledge of core java will help you write better code. It is had to tell coverage that you are looking for because it is completely dependent on what type of project you are working on. From exam perspective, you are most likely to utilize around 70-80% of knowledge of what you learn in this exam in the projects that you may work in. But from project perspective, there are lot more things other than coding, eg. design patterns and principles, test cases etc. So knowledge from OCPJP will give you roughly 15-25% of project preparedness.

Hope this helps.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Ivan Dimitrov wrote:. . . . Do you think that the exam covers all the things you might need to know

No.

But they I have never sat an exam that covered everything I need to know.

. . . how much % of real world material does the exam cover . . .

Don't know, but it is pretty low.

Cert exams cover understanding the rules of the language, and don't necessarily test your ability to write good code. But please don't underestimate cert exams; they are difficult to pass.
 
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Ivan Dimitrov wrote:I want to ask the experienced professionals here what they think of the exam. Do you think that the exam covers all the things you might need to know on the job? If not, about how much % of real world material does the exam cover (0% means none and 100% means everything that you would typically see on the job)?


Certifications cover very little of all that you need to know on the job. But remember that certifications cover the fundamentals. So, pretty much all of what they cover is used on the job directly or indirectly. Good programmers, whether they are certified or not, learn all of those things anyway, sooner or later.
 
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